Student Survey Identifies Bullies At Nevada School

ELY, Nev. (AP) - Officials at an Ely school say a student survey has identified the worst bullies, and the children have been given one month to clean up their act or face consequences.

White Pine Middle School Principal Aaron Hansen says the survey that identified five or six students as culprits is among steps the school is taking to address what some parents consider a bullying problem.

The school also has adopted programs that deal with anger anagement and that teach students who witness bullying to stand up
for other children.

Hansen says the school, about 320 miles east of Reno, is stepping up supervision in areas of the school prone to bullying.

He cites the economic conditions that some students face as a possible cause for some behavior problems. He says 44 percent of the school's total enrollment qualify for reduced price lunches. ---
Information from: Ely Times, http://www.elynews.com

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AP-NY-10-19-08 1821EDT


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